Plant-based Materials Boost Energy Savings

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
After three years of research, experts at the University of North Texas (UNT) believe they have found a plant-based material that is cost-efficient to manufacture and capable of significantly reducing energy consumption.

ARCOM Partners with GreenWizard

ARCOM, a provider of building specification tools, and GreenWizard, a company that helps track green-building progress, are combining their resources to help architects identify products and materials that will fulfill green-building goals.

Rambler Park Achieves LEED Platinum EBOM

Rambler Park, a 310,000-square-foot office building in Dallas, has been awarded the first LEED Platinum for Existing Buildings Operations and Maintenance certification in the city and north Texas.

HID Global Earns LEED Platinum Certification

By Jenny Ivy Byrne
A company in Texas proves manufacturing facilities can be environmentally friendly. The headquarters for HID Global in Austin, which offers corporate identification badges and security products, is the only manufacturing facility in the state of Texas to be awarded LEED Platinum for Commercial Interiors.

First Wind, Rocky Mountain Power Close Second Deal to Develop Solar Power in Utah

Rocky Mountain Power has finalized a second deal this month to buy solar power from renewable energy developer First Wind, based in Boston.

Sun Club Donates $100K to Solar Power Houston Food Bank

The Green Mountain Energy Sun Club donated this week $100,000 to help the Houston Food Bank, the largest food bank in the nation, generate solar power for its 308,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution center.

Lord Aeck Sargent Architects Welcome Students Home

Architects for The Towers at Young Harris College (YHC) in Young Harris, Ga., have made strides to help their contemporary design become LEED-certified using proven green strategies and products while also incorporating a progressive housing concept.

Austin Health Care Group Goes Green

Satellite Healthcare, a not-for-profit provider of kidney dialysis and related services, has received an Austin Energy Green Building (AEGB) 4-Star Rating for its new location in Austin.

MU Health Care Expansion Earns LEED Gold

A $190 million patient care tower addition to the University Hospital in Columbia, Mo., has received LEED Gold certification.

Hines to Open Sustainable Skyscraper in Houston

By Audrey Arthur
A new landmark of sustainability is coming to the Houston skyline. Hines, an international real estate firm, recently began construction on a 48-story skyscraper on 609 Main St. Pickard Chilton, headquartered in New Haven, Conn., is the architect on the project and D.E. Harvey, with offices in Houston, was selected as general contractor.